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Young Entrepreneur Interview with COSIGN’s Esosa Ighodaro

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / April 6, 2015

The viral world we live in allows us to have nearly anything we want at our fingertips. Want to find out who starred in that movie you watched last night? Check IMDB. Who won the game last night? Check ESPN. What shoes is she wearing? This is where COSIGN hopes to be your go-to answer. Inspired by trying to find the product information of a pair of shoes…

Training For Life As An Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / April 3, 2015

Recently I was listening to the final episode of this podcast titled Start Up. In the episode one of the first investors in Uber was talking about Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s quirks and really calling attention to how strange a species guys like him are. This got me thinking about how strange all successful entrepreneurs are.  Myself included. For the most part we are far from normal. We…

Kanye Gave Me The Green Light

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / April 2, 2015

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a veterans hiring training program. The program was presented by The Coalition for Government Procurement. The primary purpose of the event was to share veteran hiring strategies with hiring managers and employment recruiters. A considerable amount of notable companies were represented at the event: i.e. General Dynamics, Harris Corporation, etc. There I was – Wide-eyed and young accompanied by my Nikon…

What I Learned 5 Years After Starting My Business

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / April 1, 2015

The media loves a good story about a successful startup company, taking a good idea and turning it into a billion dollar business. Entrepreneurs see the success of other companies and envision their idea or business concept blossoming into a success story, just like Facebook or Uber. What the news doesn’t cover is the fact that 80% of businesses fail within 3-years after opening their doors. According to…

Listening To Your Gut

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 31, 2015

How to give yourself some credit and realize that you know more than you think you know. Have you ever had a “gut” feeling? Also called a hunch, a feeling, and intuition. Pretty much everyone has. A gut feeling is when you feel very strongly about something even when you cannot see the whole picture. You start saying things like “I feel it in my bones that this…

Trep Travels – Interview with Hipmunk’s Adam Goldstein

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / March 30, 2015

 Hiscox Courageous Entrepreneur Interview Series This is part nine of the ten part series. Follow the Hiscox Courageous Entrepreneur interview series on Under30CEO.com. Interview Series Sponsored by Hiscox Small Business Insurance.  Hiscox specializes in protecting IT/technology, marketing, consulting, health and beauty, photography and many other professional services businesses, tailoring coverage to the specific risks in your industry. The day after graduating college, most of us are still celebrating or recovering from the…

The Definition of Success

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 27, 2015

I was watching a documentary called Nothing To Lose about the Co-founder of Visalus, Ryan Blair, and heard something that really caught my attention: In 1806, the definition of Success in the Webster dictionary was to be fortunate, happy, kind and prosperous. In 2013 the definition of success is the attainment of wealth, fame and power. This change in the definition of success tells a great deal about…

3 Lessons From Social Psychology You Should Never Forget

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 25, 2015

Here are three life lessons you can learn from social psychology. They are three human biases that are viciously common. They can ruin your finances, your career and they your relationships. Each bias has a quick snippet of advice that may help you avoid it in the future. Hyperbolic Discounting – ruins your finances This is a form of current-moment bias that is related to dynamic inconsistency. It…

The Real Reason You’re Not Successful

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 24, 2015

We’re in the middle of a success crisis. The conventional routes to success have completely dried up. We’re graduating college without job opportunities. We’re overqualified for underpaid work. There’s simply not enough security to hold down the same job for 20 or 30 years like our parents did. Not to mention escalating student loans, evaporated social security, and the lasting effects of a recession. But even those of…

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